Animation Director

Animation / Full -time
With multiple awards to our name, Larian Studios has proven that we’re dedicated to delivering high-quality role-playing games. As we move on to new projects, the studio that brought you Baldur’s Gate 3 & Divinity: Original Sin 2 is looking for an Animation Director to join the team and help us in crafting the high caliber games our fans have come to expect.
Animation Director


  • Craft a clear, understandable vision and plan for our game animation style and goals; and empower your leads, seniors, and adjacent teams to rally around that vision.
  • Collaborate and partner with other directors to set the standards, drive fidelity and quality for all aspects of our games’ animation content
  • Lead a team of highly skilled animators to deliver hi-fidelity animation; defining and setting the animation standard along each stage.
  • Mentor, develop, and build the skills of your team while ensuring team cohesion and an atmosphere of creativity
  • Coordinate with technical animation and coding teams to improve and develop the animation pipeline, tool sets, and functionality
  • Partner with production and leadership to balance creative goals with production realities while delivering on player experience
  • Provide regular actionable creative and directional feedback to your team to maintain and push quality


  • Extensive experience in game animation leadership at the director, lead, or principal level; having shipped at least one AAA title
  • Deep understanding and passion for animation and the ability to translate it into constructive and insightful feedback
  • In-depth understanding of gameplay and cinematic animation
  • Strong knowledge of Animation software, pipelines, and game development processes
  • Experience leading teams, people management, and development
  • Excellent communication and collaborative problem-solving skills

Nice to haves

  • Mocap direction experience
  • Combat design knowledge
  • RPG experience
  • Rigging and technical animation knowledge

What we offer

  • An international team of over 400 employees spread across 7 studios around the world, each of which have their own unique qualities, and maintain a small-studio feel
  • An open, collaborative environment where ideas are welcome and encouraged
  • A managerial team consisting of highly experienced game developers at the top of their fields
  • Sharing hobbies and passions with likeminded colleagues
  • Inclusive environment with many activities organized by the studios or the employees
  • Commitment to making the best game possible for the fans, including listening to community feedback